Greek Travel Pages: Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator ‘CapsuleT’ Goes Live

Aiming to bring hotels closer to new-age business ideas, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) recently presented its initiative named CapsuleT, Greece’s first Travel – Hospitality Accelerator that will accelerate the launch of tourism startups.

The initiative aims to bring extra value to both hotels and tourism startups, according to the chamber’s president, Alexandros Vassilikos. “The ‘next day’ for Greek tourism requires a ‘restart’ on many levels and for it to be successful it must be based on healthy and creative strengths,” he said.

The Travel – Hospitality Accelerator, during the 2019-2021 period, is expected to offer practical training, acceleration and financial support to 65 startupsand provide guidance to over 300 young entrepreneurs participating in its programs. During 2019-2021, the chamber aims for its startup accelerator to contribute to the creation of more than 300 new jobs. There is no charge for young entrepreneurs to enter CapsuleT.

Vassilikos invited all parties to embrace the initiative. “It is very important for the Travel – Hospitality Accelerator to be embraced by hotel businesses and by the start up community,” he said, adding that it is significant for the initiative to receive support from the whole tourism business community.

“Through the initiative we are joining tourism – the country’s ‘national champion’ – that creates growth, income and employment opportunities with new entrepreneurship,” Vassilikos said.

T’ is for Tourism, Technology and Travel.

According to the director of the Travel – Hospitality Accelerator, Katerina Saridaki, CapsuleT will mainly support and promote Greek technology startups for tourism and aim for synergies to boost innovation in the country’s tourism sector.

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